Friday, April 1, 2011

Arts and Crafts Related Events in the East Bay!


Oakland's Art Murmur happens on the first Friday of every month throughout the city. Many galleries schedule openings or special events throughout the evening.
EBAC members The Moon are participating in their space at 447 25th Street, Oakland, CA 94612. See their work online, here:

If you venture over, you can walk down the street a bit and see another EBAC member's work--mine! I will be showing my knitwear at the 25th St. Collective, 477 25th Street, Oakland, CA 94612. See my work online, here:


There are so many freaking art shows listed on East Bay Express, and I can't even wade through them to pick out my faves. As for Oakland, the one that looked most interesting to me is at CCA, check out the show "Manufractured"

"Manufractured highlights a variety of pieces from Bay Area practitioners whose work embodies the active and thoughtful accumulation, organization, and transformation of familiar products through a novel combination of hand, tool, machine, and digital processes.

"Ultimately, the projects presented in the exhibition point the way forward to meaningful change, new aesthetic possibilities, an expanded sense of both beauty and utility, and perhaps most significantly, a reaffirmed sense of hope that is resident in, and integral to, the creative process itself."

At the Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus. Hours Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 8:30 a.m–noon; 1 – 4:30 p.m.; Wednesdays: 1 – 4:30 p.m.

More information here:


On Saturday (a week from tomorrow!), April 9th, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm, EBAC member Gabrielle Lessard will be teaching a class on sculpting Precious Metal Clay. The class will be held at Rock Paper Scissors in downtown Oakland. Cost is $40.00

You can sign up and read more details here:

Check out Gabrielle's work here:

EBAC member Heidi of Garden Delights Arts will be teaching a workshop on Photo Art on Sunday, April 10th from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm. The cost is $50.00.
According to Heidi's blog:

"We’ll explore how to enhance your original photos to achieve unique and artistic effects using Adobe Photoshop Elements. Elements is a very powerful, but affordable, image processing program. The techniques that I teach you, though, can be accomplished with other programs, and we’ll discuss those other programs, including GIMP, a free image processing software that you can download from the internet."

Heidi has more details about the workshop here:
See Heidi's work here: and here:

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